Articles tagged new wave

Animotion - “Last Time” (video) (premiere)

New wave synthpop band Animotion returns to music 26 years after their last work and they've got a brand new video, "Last Time".

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6 Mar 2017 // 1:00 PM

Blondie - “Fun” (Singles Going Steady)

Androgyny, glitter, and good music make for an excellent combination and a great time, and Blondie somehow seems to have the same sky high energy it always has.

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24 Feb 2017 // 11:50 AM

Depeche Mode - “Where’s the Revolution” (Singles Going Steady)

Depeche Mode's "Where's the Revolution" has no time for the rabble that won’t be roused.

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20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

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Madness: Can’t Touch Us Now

Madness serves up a release that disappoints while also suggesting there's still plenty of life left in the veteran band.

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Visage: The Wild Life (The Best of 1978-2015)

This is the collected works of the '80s British New Romantic band, best known for the synthpop classic “Fade to Grey”.

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8 Nov 2016 // 3:25 AM

The Pretenders: Alone

Chrissie Hynde returns with the Pretenders and a renewed collaboration with Dan Auerbach to reflect and rebel with confidence and loss.

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2 Sep 2016 // 9:42 AM

Shura: Nothing’s Real

Shura's thoughtful and emotionally resonant debut is as appreciative of the past as it is cognizant of its place in the present.

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Nouvelle Vague - “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Dream Koala remix) (premiere)

This airy Dream Koala remix reenvisions the tune as an ethereal, dreamy, bit of ambient chill-out.

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The Bangles: Ladies and Gentleman… the Bangles!

These earliest recordings of the Bangles showcase their chops as a live group and an excellent grasp of songwriting and melody writing. It's a must-have for die-hards and those wishing to delve deeper into the group's discography.

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25 Jul 2016 // 9:50 AM

Boy George Is Happy to Be Back on the Road with Culture Club

Boy George discusses how he keeps fit on the road and his memories of the late punk impresario Malcolm McLaren.

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Of Sweaty Basements, Short Skirts and the Paisley Underground: Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

The Bangles surveyed Los Angeles in the aftermath of punk and forged a new way. A new compilation looks back on that time as Vicki Peterson remembers the thrill of hearing herself on the radio for the first time and the terror of the group's first tour.

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30 Jun 2016 // 10:09 AM

Editors - “All the Kings” (Singles Going Steady)

Editors returns to the synth-centric new wave revivalism they first introduced on 2009's In This Light and on This Evening.

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Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier (Deluxe Edition)

Adam Ant was a pop music prankster who upended the post-punk chart game, but at the end of the day, the real joke may have been on the listeners themselves.

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The Specials - “A Message to You Rudy” (1979) (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"A Message to You Rudy" is simply ska music at its purest -- and most enjoyable -- level.

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul

A minor triumph for one of music's ultimate mavericks, Kevin Rowland, convincing that Irish folk and pop/soul standards can make an appealing combination.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - “Enola Gay” (1980) (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Enola Gay" is perhaps the quintessential embodiment of OMD's sound -- a romantic epic told through two alternating, and often intersecting, synthpop riffs.

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27 Apr 2016 // 2:05 AM

Se Delan: Drifter

Se Delan are back, and they waste no time in announcing themselves.

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The Cars: The Elektra Years 1978-1987

The Cars made six albums for Elektra in just under a decade. Five of those are far above average. Another shows why the group stopped at exactly the right time.

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